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OPEC: Venezuelan, Iranian monthly oil production down in September

OPEC: Venezuelan, Iranian monthly oil production down in September

Business
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Oil production in Venezuela, a country with the world's biggest reserves, reached a new low in September as it goes through political and economic instability, declining 3.4 percent in September from August. Production has now reached its lowest point since the 2002-2003 PDVSA oil strike -- in addition to Iranian output also falling. According to monthly data released Thursday by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, and which it attributed to "secondary sources," the country's September production was just under 1.2 million barrels per day, down 42,000 barrels per day from August. Venezuelan officials confirmed a decline to OPEC, but at a higher level. According to the figures reported and described as coming from "direct communication" with Venezue...
Oh My Girl to return with new music in September

Oh My Girl to return with new music in September

Entertainment
Aug. 21 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Oh My Girl will return in September. The K-pop stars have completed a new music video and will make their comeback next month, according to Newsen. "A full group comeback is confirmed for September," Oh My Girl's agency, WM Entertainment, confirmed. "The timing is being discussed." The Korea Herald said the new video is for the group's forthcoming EP. WM Entertainment said Hyojung, Mimi, YooA, Seunghee, Jiho, Binnie and Arin have been working hard on their return. "Members are putting a lot of effort into preparing for the comeback," the company said. "Please show lots of love to Oh My Girl!" Oh My Girl last released the EP Secret Garden in January. The group is known for the singles "Closer," "Liar Liar" and "Listen to My Word (A-ing)." L...
Putin invites Kim to Russia in September

Putin invites Kim to Russia in September

World
Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to Russia in September following the North Korean dictator's meeting with Donald Trump. The Russian leader had a meeting with North Korean official Kim Yong Nam on Thursday, at which he handed over an invitation for Mr Kim to visit later in 2018.Kim Yong Nam is the head of the presidium of North Korea's Supreme Assembly.Putin also said he welcomed the meeting that took place between Mr Trump and Mr Kim in Singapore on Tuesday, adding that the summit has reduced the threat of a major conflict.The Russian leader added that a war of words between the US and North Korea had "worried the entire world and could entail grave consequences". Image: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un had a historic meeting ...
France to ban mobile phones in primary, middle schools starting in September 2018

France to ban mobile phones in primary, middle schools starting in September 2018

World
Banning cellphones in French schools was one of the promises made by Emmanuel Macron during his campaign to become president of France last spring. Six months after he won the election, the French president and his government are trying to enact the new measure for the start of the next school year in September 2018. Last Sunday, French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer discussed the issue on French radio station RTL radio. "We are working on this issue, and it can take different forms," Blanquer said. "You may need a mobile phone, for example, for educational purposes, for emergency situations, so perhaps the phones can be confined somewhere inside the school." The measure will apply to all French students from the time they start school at age of six, up to roughly 15 years of ...
Government borrowing at lowest September level for 10 years

Government borrowing at lowest September level for 10 years

Business
Britain saw its smallest budget deficit for any September in the last 10 years, according to official figures.Last month's deficit stood at £5.902bn, down almost 11% compared with the same month last year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.With many economists having forecast a deficit of about £6.5bn, the news will be a boost for Chancellor Philip Hammond ahead of next month's Budget.The deficit for August was also revised down by about £1bn to £4.716bn September's figures marked the third straight month in which UK public finances were better than analysts had forecast.The ONS said public sector net debt, excluding state-owned banks, had increased by £145.2bn since September last year to £1,785.3bn, equivalent to 87.2% of gross domestic product.A Treasury spokesman said: "Whi